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Nonprofit Education & Development Network

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Your Nonprofit

Learn valuable skills to prosper in a continually changing landscape.

We are committed to sharpening the abilities of nonprofit leaders. We offer a unified line-up that includes a foundational certificate, interactive on-demand advanced training and organized networking opportunities that deliver actionable knowledge you can take back to your organization and implement right away.

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Foundational & Advanced Pathways

We bring together highly-skilled instructors and other nonprofit decision-makers within the community to take the guesswork out of leading your organization with sessions offered online and in-person.

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Leadership Certificate

Optimize your potential with foundational sessions online.

Pursue Your Potential

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Advanced Learning

Find new ways to solve old problems and drive mission.

Create a Larger Impact

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Board Service

Develop the knowledge and skills to effectively serve on a board.

Increase Your Value

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Networking Opportunities

Learn from leaders who share your challenges.

Work Together

Need an Intern?

Our undergraduate students in related degree programs make great temporary or project-focused employees, and they need internship hours to graduate. If you would like to mentor a student at your nonprofit organization, please develop a project or position description and contact one of our faculty to inquire.

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Eric Sponholtz Nonprofit Leadership Certificate participant

Meet Nonprofit go-Getter

"From a Volunteer Center perspective, we have to really pick and choose what we undertake as far as professional development. I was familiar with some of the presenters. I knew their style and what they brought to the table, so it just seemed like a good fit that way, too."

Eric Sponholtz
Executive Director, The Volunteer Center
Nonprofit Leadership Certificate

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Plant. Cultivate. Bloom.

Nonprofit Conference

Tell your story, grow your resources and enhance your impact.
April 3, 2024
Lambeau Field, Green Bay

Our Nonprofit Conference was at max capacity in 2023, so mark your calendars for next year's conference on April 3, 2024, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Our theme is Plant. Cultivate. Bloom. As nonprofits tell their story and grow their resources, they will enhance their impact. More conference details will be announced soon.

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Explore Our Online Undergraduate Programs

We offer credentials and degrees that will deepen your knowledge of nonprofit management and help you find meaning in your career and are particularly relevant to nonprofit professionals.

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Nonprofit Management Certificate

A five-course certificate available to students in any academic program, including vital internship experience.

Set Yourself Up for Success

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Public Administration

A degree in public administration will empower you to create and implement public policy as leaders and managers in public and nonprofit organizations.

Make Lasting Change

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Organizational Leadership

Advance your career with a degree in organizational leadership. A broad range of emphases like public and nonprofit management means a broad range of career opportunities.

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Working in Collaboration

The Nonprofit Education and Development Network is a collaboration between UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison Extension of Brown County, offering affordable custom training and support services for nonprofit organizations at any time and place that works best for the organization. Learn more about what we offer.

UW-Madison Extension Brown County
Kayle Petitjean


If you need additional guidance, please contact Kayle Petitjean, Office of Professional Continuing Education, at or (920) 465-2642.

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